The sea salt is drying on my skin as I write you this, what once was the ocean leaving a taste of this morning’s swim on my lips.
Do you know what the beach is like when the sun has only just risen?
It is quiet, pacifying. New, as though the oceans hadn’t existed for light years prior to that morning. There we all were, housing beautiful contradictions: we were star-skinned, yet pieces of a ticking clock, rewinding time yet moving forward.
I’ve known them for a very long time, these friends.
We were still tender when we met, eyes wide and cheeks plump, unaware of everything living entailed. We could never have known, 20 years ago, in between petty quarrels, skinned knees and games of tag, that we would ever reach here, now.
But there we were, making history, ignoring Time.
You know, Time is a mirror: when you ignore Time, it ignores you back. When you chase it, it chases you. When you check on it, it checks on you.
So because we did not care for Time, the morning passed slowly. The stories of our lives flowed like streams in the world we had created for ourselves, expanded the bubble that had unwittingly appeared around us. It is uncommon to feel both free and safe at the same time, but that’s exactly how I felt. Unchained yet protected. Another beautiful contradiction to add to the list.
Never let me forget this day, will you?
So apparently, you can add videos now, so I’m going to add a video just because I can. Did it have to be a vertical video though 😂